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" Her wit she thinks her distinction, therefore knows nothing of the skill of dress, or making her person agreeable. It would make you laugh to see me often, with my spectacles on, lacing her stays, for she is so very a wit, that she understands no ordinary... "
The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers - Page 268
by British essayists - 1803
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 2

1710
...confulting her Glafs and her Toilet for an Hour and an half after her private Devotion, fits with her Nofe full of Snuff, and a Man's Nightcap on her Head, reading Plays and Romances. Her Wit (he thinks her Diftin&ion ^ therefore knows nothing of the Skill of Drefs, or making her Perfon agreeable....
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The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 2

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1709
...and her toilet for an hour and an half after her private devotions, fits with her nofe full of fnuff, and a man's night-cap on her head, reading Plays and Romances. Her wit fhe thinks her diftinftion ; therefore knows nothing of the fkill of drefs, or making her perfon agreeable....
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1804
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and an half after her private devotion, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's nightcap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. For this reason I have disposed of her to a man. of business, who will soon let her see, that...
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The British Essayists;: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...Suiting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotions, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's night-cap on her head,...the skill of dress, or making her person agreeable. If would make you laugh to see me often, with my spectacles on, lacing her stays, for she is so very...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, a New Ed., with ..., Volume 2

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and an half after her private devotion, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's nightcap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. For this reason I have disposed of her to a man of business, who will soon let her see, that...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 2

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...con'sulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotions, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's night-cap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. different complexions and humours in the same race and family. But to me it is as plain as a...
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The Tatler, Volume 2

1822
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotion, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's night-cap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. male life. I could have bestowed her upon a fine gentleman, who extremely admired her wit, and...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Biographical, Historical and ..., Volume 2

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotions, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's nightcap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. But to me it is as plain as a pike-staff, from what mixture it is, that this daughter silently...
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The Guardian: Complete in One Volume, with Notes, and a General Index

English essays - 1829 - 264 pages
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotions, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's night-cap on her head,...to see me often, with my spectacles on, lacing her slays ; for she is so very a wit, that she understands no otdinary thing in the world. For this reason,...
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Tatler & Guardian

1831 - 244 pages
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotions, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's night-cap on her head, reading plays and romances. Her wit she Ihinks her * Perhaps it ia scarcely worth while in mention, that this century and a half of time, is...
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